Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Wellington
Most visitors from New York LaGuardia Airport will not be allowed to enter Wellington. Entry to New Zealand is allowed provided that a traveler is a partner, a dependent child, or a family member of a student or work visa holder; a temporary visa holder; a resident holder; critical health workers including their partner or independent children; students; ship crew and humanitarians. These groups must have a request to travel prior to entry.
Travelers do not need to request for an approval if they are New Zealand citizens and permanent resident visa holders; diplomats who hold a post in New Zealand; Australian citizens or permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand and eligible travelers from the Cook Islands, Niue, and Australia.
Details can be found here.
Read more about travel restrictions for Wellington
Visitors from New York LaGuardia Airport will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Wellington.
Visitors from New York LaGuardia Airport must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Wellington.
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher
Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.
Masks: Required on public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Wellington. The quickest journey takes 24h 55m.
When flying out of New York LaGuardia Airport you will be using New York LaGuardia. You will be landing at Wellington, also known as Wellington.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Please have the option to order Kosher meal!! The 1st air company that I use, that don’t offer this basic service!! Ridiculous!!"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and responsive to all requests."
Pros: "Only a 25 minute flight"
Pros: "Lovely, friendly crew!"
Cons: "No seat selection available on line, so stuffed in the back. No place for luggage. No soft drinks on flight. Mexican chips??? What’s that about?"
Pros: "Good quick flight"
Cons: "One traveler was hit by car and injured prior to the trip. Could not get a refund from the airline."
Cons: "I couldn’t get the seat to recline."
Pros: "Great crew. Wine and cheese was nice."
Cons: "Nothing. All good."
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Pros: "Ground staff were particularly helpful"
Pros: "Good entertainment. Flight tracker kept breaking."
Cons: "They don't come around with beverages hardly ever (twice on 13 hour flight) and they tend to skip the window seats. They tried to kick me off an overbooked flight even though I paid extra for a picked seat and booked months ago. Mediocre food. Tiny seats and I'm only 5'5". Will never fly again."
Pros: "The staff was very helpful"
Pros: "Everything. Best service and great seat room."
Pros: "The crew were pleasant and professional, and the aircraft was in excellent condition."
Cons: "Boarding through the rear door during the rain -- with an elderly couple ahead who had problems negotiating the stairs, leaving them and all behind them in the rain. The airline could have allowed everyone to board through the airbridge in light of the weather."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and the informati N at the gate kept changing. Regular announcements that we would board in 10 Minutes. And hen we didn’t and then another announcement of 10 minutes etc Process was confusing. Four different lines with signage that was too low to be seen by anyone except those who were up front. Employees were flustered and having arguments on phone in presence of those boarding. Led to more chaos and uneasiness"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Delayed for about one hour."
Pros: "The actual flight wasn’t terrible"
Cons: "I missed my initial flight...I was short on time and rushed to get to the gate so I didn’t recheck my bag. Got there and told they moved me because my bag hadn’t been checked."
Pros: "Clean modern plane, on-time, nice Regional lounge"
Pros: "Window seat liked it"
Cons: "About baggage didnt liked it... And no food too we didnt came across these to book it while booking tickets .. And passport recognization in sydney troubled a lot us for re checking and identification of our faces to passport ...it was irritating as if we r some wrong we did ..passport photo was without usage or somehow it was like dat not clear picture of us... Maybe due to moist it was like dat...no one was listening to us and made us to wait for long time ."
Pros: "Cabin crew was fantastic! Inflight experience was woderful."
Cons: "Airport personnel were very unhelpful. When I asked them a question, they told me to come back later. I came back at the time they said to and they told me they don’t have time for me. I need to come back another time. I went to another gate agent and she told be to go downstairs to the check in counter for help. That would have taken 2 hours. I called customer service and they answered my question quickly. I just wanted to know if I would be charged a fee to change my flight."
Pros: "Friendly team on board"
Pros: "The customer service was great when I missed my flight."
Cons: "It was difficult to have a shorty layover and transfer from Auckland to Queenstown. I missed my flight."
Pros: "Overall service, food quality vs US airlines, selection and ease of use of entertainment system."
Cons: "I purchased a $50 select economy upgrade which should have included priority boarding but it did not. That’s on the airline though, not Kayak. The airline also did not reply to an enquirer submitted weeks before the flight. Seat leg space was restricted more than average due to large black blocks in addition to the metal seat frames. Maybe that’s due to the enhanced entertainment and power outlets so can’t say it’s a complete negative."
Cons: "I double booked the flight on Nov 27 to Sydney from Queenstown through Kayak while I had another flight booked on the same date to Christchurch from Auckland for the same 2 people and Kayak did not warn me that I had already booked the flight on the 27th. It was my fault but I would appreciate if Kayak warned me. Otherwise all is good. Thanks"
Pros: "Awesome customer service, I was impressed."
Pros: "My husbands booking was not processed correctly from the site we booked through, and we didn't notice the mistake until we were checking in. We were at the airport at least 2 1/2 hours before boarding time. The mistake could have been rectified, we were told it would need an email from Virgin to confirm and change the booking. We photographed and sent through passport details. We phoned the booing site, we phoned Virgin, we were put on hold for 25 mins while the booking site phoned Virgin - but Virgin refused to help us out! My husband was not able to board the flight - no refund, no help - and the sad part was, it wasn't for a holiday - it was to visit and help his 87yr old father-in-law who had fallen and cracked his spine. No sympathy from Virgin, VERY DISAPPOINTED!"
Pros: "Air New Zealand check-in as well as counter personnel were professional and courteous."
Cons: "Booked through Kayak with what I thought was an equivalent Expedia ticket but was horrible surprised when I checked-in. Two other fellow travelers booked flight VA 7516 through Expedia for $218 (USD) one-way. I was able to open the same flight / departure time / price with Expedia but could not book. I then switched to Kayak and located this same flight (as I wanted to travel together with them), and it was for approximately same price. Upon check-in I was told it would cost $120 to check my luggage in (which I reluctantly paid). They indicated my ticket did not include this. I later discussed this with my two travelers and their check-in luggage plus a meal were included with their Expedia (Virgin Australia) ticket. Why was my Kayak (Virgin Australia) ticket so different from Expedia when our bookings were done about the same time? I no longer trust Kayak for future bookings."
Pros: "The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage."
Cons: "Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate."
Pros: "Smooth operation once onboard"
Cons: "Boarding sequence mix-up"
Pros: "Flight was delayed due to A/C difficulties, But no big worry for me. I had no other flight to catch in Wellington."
Cons: "Captain's sense of humor."
Pros: "Cabin crew was excellent"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Cabin attendants kind, friendly"
Pros: "Excellent service, seats, big screen, etc ✅"
Cons: "Food was okay."
Pros: "Not a problem, anywhere. For a long day, that is appreciated."
Pros: "The space sllocated is grossly inadequate security is overcrowed Dave not aware of poor image this gives thr city that of a rural enclave"
Cons: "Ovetcrowed no space"
Cons: "Only issue was demand of passenger behind me that I not recline my seat back. I complied and chose not to bring it to crew's attention but was unable to travel comfortably for last leg of our 20+ hour trip."
Pros: "The capitan spoke and explain that was perfect taking into account that was a cloudy day."
Pros: "I enjoyed the entertainment and two of the fight attendants were nice."
Cons: "I didn't care for the family that was surrounding us from all angles; they were constantly in and out of their seats visiting one another while pulling, kicking, and opening and closing the tray tables over and over again. I didn't care for one of the unpleasant flight attendants as well."
Pros: "Free cookie!"
Pros: "They put me on a flight to Auckland and then a flight to Wellington"
Cons: "Well I didn't even get on this flight because the plane haven't even left wellington when it was supposed to have been boarding in Sydney had to get two different flights"
Pros: "The vegetarian meals were delicious. Thanks."
Pros: "Great entertainment"
Pros: "It was a short flight"
Cons: "You had to pay for 3/4ths of the movies and shows. Kayak didn't specify whether I had a checked bag or not so when I got to the airport I had to fork over $120! I had no choice because I'm not going to leave my luggage behind. I was not pleased with this third party booking."
Pros: "Smoothe flight"
Cons: "1/2 hour late to depart"
Pros: "Boarding from last row first"
Cons: "Food was just okay."
Pros: "Friendly crew, always."
Cons: "Whatever was served for hot breakfast on my flight (I think it was supposed to be scrambled eggs and baked beans) was absolutely horrible. Everyone in my section of the plane took one bite and passed it back to the stewards."
Pros: "Maybe I'm use to subpar American airlines but I was pleasantly surprised by the good food, high functioning tvs, and pleasant staff."
"United caused me to miss a dinner date, made it difficult to get to my car in the parking garage as we arrived AFTER O'hare closed down for the day. At a minimum, the should upgrade my Frequent Flyer status permanently."
"Flight was nearly an hour late. Drink selection on board was excellent! I was very pleased to see White Claw Gard Seltzer on the menu."
Cons: "United needs stricter rules about boarding and de-boarding during Covid. They lag behind other airlines. De-boarding especially needs to be controlled. Very disappointed. Also, after row 21 there are no screens and you have to use your own device. Then provide outlets! Jeeze that's ridiculous. You need to have plugs if you have to use your own device during the flight!"
Pros: "It was a small plane. Seats we’re decent. Crew was great."
Cons: "The flight was a late night flight to begin with and it was delayed because the plane wasn’t pulled out of the hangar and at the gate. Flight was delayed by more than 40mins due to this."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Wi-Fi could be better with no interruptions. My movies were interrupted 2 times."
Pros: "Minimal amount of announcements"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable and toilets were in need of cleaning."
Cons: "Well the delay was the whole problem, so as of 11:17 I am still in Chicago. Nothing against Chicago but I didn’t pay as much as I did to stay here."
Cons: "Flight attendants were very inattentive. After their initial go through with beverages and snacks, they were in the back chatting with each other for the rest of the time. One attendant was extremely rude to me when I was taking my daughter to the bathroom."
Pros: "I know how everything works with United Airlines."
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi for everyone!"
Cons: "We sat on tarmac for two hours after the scheduled take off and weren’t even offered a glass of water..."
Cons: "More legroom."
Pros: "After United lost our luggage in Houston we had to file a claim in Auckland which meant we missed our flight to Wellington. Ground crew were super helpful and got us on the next flight 30 mins later. Cabin crew were great and sorted us out with water and snacks before take off as could tell we were desperate after flying in from London via Houston."
Pros: "free movies due to delayed takeoff"
Cons: "6'3" is too tall for those seats"
Cons: "Forcing people to pay for wifi is ridiculous, this was a cross country flight. The united app was super confusing to use. Don't plan on using this airline again, unless I have no other option."
Pros: "Crew on board was good"
Cons: "United intentionally overbooked first class. Told me that I would have the privilege of taking an economy class seat for the same price I paid for first class. Then were stunned I was not thrilled with their generosity."
Pros: "I was bumped from my flight, put on a later one which was delayed and I missed my connecting flight which had to be rebooked. I was not notified before arriving at the airport so I waited there for 4 hours. As a result, I missed dinner plans at my destination."
Cons: "I couldn’t reserve a seat until 24 hours in advance of the flight so I got a terrible seat."
Cons: "I farted on the plane"
Cons: "The seat cushion of 21A seems tilted forward. Please fix it."
Cons: "If you don't check luggage you can't pre-print your boarding pass or pick your seat, which adds a few minutes at the airport."
Cons: "Seats have no give to recline, also the bare flights are awful cos you think you're getting a cheap flight bit then the added fees tack on, making the price similar to other slightly more pricier options. The crew was fine, no complaints."
Pros: "Seats size are comfortable"
Cons: "No food on board , neautral flight attendants. No entertainment for free"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "I missed my connecting flight due to delay and thus had to spend unneccessary money for a hotel, as well as an additional plane ticket to Cusco. Thanks for nothing."
Cons: "It was delayed 4 hours"
Pros: "The access to free TV/Movies"
Cons: "Everyone from the Ticket Agents to TSA, to the crew treat you like you're a second class citizen. When I purchased this ticket, I didn't realize what "basic" meant, and I will never buy one of these types of fares again. Extremely disappointed with United."
Cons: "Seat of 1.5 hours on board the flight, but understand it's beyond the airlines control"
Cons: "The fact that I wasn't able to sit with my travel partner"
Pros: "The staff was great, very helpful and courteous."
Cons: "Theres no food whatsoever and no options for the tv unless you pay. The seats aren't spacious."
Cons: "I was forced to check in my carry-on bag (and pay). My flight was delayed and therefore I missed my connecting flight. I was unable to change seats, and the United staff were I accommodating to assist with the "Basic Economy" fare. I will never book United "basic economy" ever again!"
Pros: "free movies on the flight with the united app"
Cons: "The flight attendant was late delaying boarding 20 minutes. Once they started, people were lining up to board. This is a normal behavior however, there employee decided to stop boarding because she said people were crowding. she stop boarding for another 20 minutes. Now, this was a large flight and there wasn't enough room for everyone to stand off to the side. She was rude and there was no reason for this especially when the flight attendant was already late. The plane was delayed 45 minutes due to this"
Cons: "Can't think of i enjoy it"
Pros: "The flight at the time was so crowded with people"
Cons: "Experiencing a delay in my flight and waited 4 hours in the airport."
Pros: "Anan hour delay!"
Cons: "They are bar none the worst airline. Besides terrible service with overbooking m, they have zero places to charge your phone."
Pros: "Not much, except maybe the price."
Cons: "Rude ground staff (air staff were nice). Several delays and not organized at all."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, I missed my connection, the flight attendant did not care one bit, she was a bit rude, the food was horrible."
Cons: "I was delayed and missed my connecting and then was not helped in Denver."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and helpful. Flight was smooth."
Cons: "O'Hare airport. Bad signage to economy parking."
Cons: "Have to pay for tv. And headsets aren't loud enough to hear tv"
Cons: "Bumped my head getting into the seat!!!!! The coffee machine was broken hence there was no coffee - this was a 10 am flight and the choice was a cool drink - Very poor."
Pros: "Flight was fine."
Cons: "There was chewed up gum in the seat pocket."
Cons: "not enough leg room nothing to eat they changed for anything extra"
Pros: "Pilot was great in keeping us informed. Flight was late getting in, then in line with a lot of planes waiting to take off. Then at O'Hare our gate wasn't ready and had to circle. And then we were at the gate farthest from baggage claim. At least the was relatively smooth."
Cons: "See above...lateness of everything"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Missed my layover. Standby for 7 hours. Lost my luggage."
Pros: "I was able to switch to an earlier flight and it all went perfectly. Staff was very helpful in achieving the move and we even scored exit row seats with extra leg room. Bravo"
Pros: "Such a smooth flight - wifi entertainment was great and convenient."
Cons: "Flight attendants weren't as nice as Southwest. A little unfriendly."
Pros: "Excellent attention to detail"
Pros: "I liked that I made it to my destination in time and didn't miss connecting flight."
Cons: "What I didn't like it that I almost missed my connecting flight, and TSA decided to pick out my package for inspection and stole important items out of it. I am filing a claim"
Airlines flying from New York LaGuardia Airport to Wellington have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Wellington
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Wellington
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Wellington
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Wellington
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Wellington